Principal Associate, Corporate Communications Job at Capital One, Richmond, VA

  • Capital One
  • Richmond, VA

Job Description

Center 1 (19052), United States of America, McLean, Virginia

Principal Associate, Corporate Communications

Capital One is looking for a creative, curious and results-driven technology communications professional to join our Corporate Communications team. 

Working for one of the world’s most recognized brands that is ranked #106 on the Fortune 500 and #15 on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, Capital One provides multiple opportunities to learn and grow while creating industry leading communications campaigns. 

Do you have a passion for relationship building, influential problem solving and helping businesses succeed? We are looking for an experienced, strategic and results-focused communicator to join our Corporate Communications team. This role supports internal communications for one of our Technology lines of business.

This position will support communications focused on Capital One’s technology solutions and innovations. As the first bank to go all in on the public cloud, Capital One has re-architected our applications and data platforms, embraced machine learning at scale, and built capabilities to manage a complex data and application environment in the cloud.

As a member of the Corporate Communications team, you will be responsible for working with business partners and leaders to understand areas of need then build internal communications strategies designed to drive awareness and support other key business needs.

The position requires exceptional written, verbal and presentation skills; a cross-platform communicator and strategic partner who is able to build trusted relationships, including with senior leaders, and understands how to translate business priorities into engaging, inspiring content and experiences. We are seeking a self-starter with superior written and verbal communication skills. This person will have excellent attention to detail, and the ability to adapt to change quickly. Being able to influence through communications in various forms, is key to success in this position.  


  • Partner closely with clients and cross-functional partners to develop and implement a range of strategies and creative solutions 

  • Build and maintain trusted relationships with cross-functional teams, clients, and leaders 

  • Be a subject matter expert and consultant, providing sound communications guidance and recommendations to clients

  • Write and edit communications from a range of internal sources, maintaining confidentiality when needed

  • Ensure that communications tell an articulate, consistent story, providing the right context and level of detail

  • Drive and/or collaborate with appropriate partners on marketing, communication activities, and events

  • Apply data-driven, analytical thinking to create effective communication strategies

  • Leverage internal channels to support communications and tactics 


  • The ability to be a self-starter and problem solver who enjoys working in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with a variety of communication channels (Gmail, Zoom, Slack, etc.)

  • Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and work effectively with multiple constituents, including peers, executive and management, and partners

  • Exemplary organizational skills, analytical talent and attention to detail

  • Decision-making skills to apply sound judgment decisions and recommendations 

  • Ability to pose insightful questions, listen to others and learn

  • Proclivity to action and think creatively

  • Openness to regular and candid feedback


  • Bachelor’s degree or Military experience 

  • At least 4 years of communications or marketing experience


  • At least 5 years of experience building and executing integrated campaigns to achieve measurable results based on business objectives

  • At least 5 years of experience working, partnering with and influencing multiple constituents and stakeholders (internal and external), including senior executives

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position.

The minimum and maximum full-time annual salaries for this role are listed below, by location. Please note that this salary information is solely for candidates hired to perform work within one of these locations, and refers to the amount Capital One is willing to pay at the time of this posting. Salaries for part-time roles will be prorated based upon the agreed upon number of hours to be regularly worked.

New York City (Hybrid On-Site): $103,900 - $118,600 for Principal Communications Assoc

Candidates hired to work in other locations will be subject to the pay range associated with that location, and the actual annualized salary amount offered to any candidate at the time of hire will be reflected solely in the candidate’s offer letter.

This role is also eligible to earn performance based incentive compensation, which may include cash bonus(es) and/or long term incentives (LTI). Incentives could be discretionary or non discretionary depending on the plan.

Capital One offers a comprehensive, competitive, and inclusive set of health, financial and other benefits that support your total well-being. Learn more at the Capital One Careers website . Eligibility varies based on full or part-time status, exempt or non-exempt status, and management level.

This role is expected to accept applications for a minimum of 5 business days.

No agencies please. Capital One is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. Capital One promotes a drug-free workplace. Capital One will consider for employment qualified applicants with a criminal history in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable laws regarding criminal background inquiries, including, to the extent applicable, Article 23-A of the New York Correction Law; San Francisco, California Police Code Article 49, Sections 4901-4920; New York City’s Fair Chance Act; Philadelphia’s Fair Criminal Records Screening Act; and other applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations regarding criminal background inquiries.

If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Capital One Recruiting at 1-800-304-9102 or via email at [email protected] . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

For technical support or questions about Capital One's recruiting process, please send an email to [email protected]

Capital One does not provide, endorse nor guarantee and is not liable for third-party products, services, educational tools or other information available through this site.

Capital One Financial is made up of several different entities. Please note that any position posted in Canada is for Capital One Canada, any position posted in the United Kingdom is for Capital One Europe and any position posted in the Philippines is for Capital One Philippines Service Corp. (COPSSC).

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